More than just a music city, we at LPR know that Nashville is also brimming with inventive cuisine and delicious bites. Here are some of our top restaurant picks:
Part of the MStreet Entertainment Group restaurants on McGavock Street, Moto’s cuisine is Italian food with a contemporary influence. Home to some of the best brussel sprouts you may ever taste, Moto’s menu also offers many of Nashville’s most creative dishes. A few favorites are the wagyu beef carpaccio with Italian kimchi and blueberry lasagna. The polished interior matches the tasteful menu, making it a go-to for special event dinners.
Besides having the best margherita pizza in Nashville, Desano’s is a BYOW joint. While sipping on the wine of your choosing from home, you can also watch your pizza being cooked from long wooden tables. Desano’s is the perfect spot for large groups looking for an inexpensive meal.
3. Two Ten Jack
Two Ten Jack is an Izakaya, or Japanese-inspired pub, with everything from yakitori skewers to their beloved kodari ramen. As one of the few places to eat ramen in Nashville, Two Ten Jack can fill up pretty quickly. Luckily there are community tables for those whose tonkotsu ramen, or Japanese pork, cravings are too intense to wait. Additionally, servers bring out warm, lavender towels to cleanse your hands prior to eating, making your experience more genuine to Japanese custom.
4. The Flipside
If chicken is your poultry of choice, The Flipside is for you. At this diner-esque eatery, you can get chicken cooked topped in almost every imaginable way. The Greenway – pan seared chicken topped with arugula, avocado, and red wine vinaigrette – is a delicious, healthy choice. There are also concoctions like the Elvis Lives, which is topped with peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon. If chicken isn’t really your favorite, the tater tot nachos are an absolute must.
Out of all the pad thais in Nashville, Smiling Elephant’s is one you must try. At this 8th Ave. South spot, the hearty integrity of Thai food is maintained while also offering healthier substitutions. The pad thai is made with cellophane noodles as opposed to rice noodles, which are lower in sugar than traditional rice noodles.
Butchertown Hall is a rustic watering hole nestled in Germantown featuring wood-fire cooked meals and an expansive selection of beer. If you’re looking for a new happy hour spot or somewhere that puts a twist on tacos, Butchertown Hall is one of our favorites.
It may be difficult to decide what to get with a menu as expansive as PM’s. We are big fans of this restaurant because of their unique, asian-inspired cuisine. For animal lovers like our in-house vegetarian, PR Associate Kalina, PM is full of diverse options including the Veggie Fritters and Asparagus Tempura Roll. If you’re an adventurous eater like our intern Michelle, try your taste buds at PM’s Sushi Pizza or Peanut Sauce Fondue.
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